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FlightHub’s travel guide to Montréal

Montréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec. Canada opens the gates of this predominantly French-speaking, multifaceted, and culturally diverse city to tourists with a jovial Bonjour!

Montréal offers several things for you to engage in like activities, restaurants, nightlife, music, attractions, and many more. We hope this article helps you finalize your itinerary and prepare you for your trip to Montréal.

First place to visit is the majestic and oldest neighborhood in Montréal which is aptly named the Old Montréal. The rich heritage of Montréal is evident on the beautiful streets and the historical sites in the vicinity.

Old Montréal is truly a testament to Montréal’s regal and aged beauty; historical buildings are scattered all over the area like the Montréal City Hall, which was built in 1872 and the Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel (Our Lady of Good Help) constructed in 1771. A statue of the Virgin as Star of the Sea was hoisted on top of the chapel to overlook the harbour and provide spiritual guidance to sailors.

You mustn’t miss an opportunity to visit the Notre-Dame Basilica. This gothic inspired Basilica was built during the 19th century to pay tribute to the Virgin Mary. The interior of the Basilica is consists of amazing wood carvings and statues of famous saints.

Visit the town’s riverbank during the night and gaze upon the view of the entire community reflected from the seaway surrounding the old port. Travelers can also get a ride in a caleches (horse carriage) and tour the city in a classically vintage manner. Most of the architectural concepts applied on the buildings as well as the tangled streets were preserved to keep the town’s original appearance.

For more sightseeing, head downtown and visit the Mount Royal. Tourists have varying perceptions as to what this mound truly is; some people see it as a small mountain, while others see it as a large hill. Fun fact, the city was named after this mound because it is considered as the centerpiece of the city. You can hike on it and see the Mount Royal Cross erected there by the founder of Montréal, Paul Chomedey de Maisonneuve. Paul put a cross there in 1643 as he prayed to the Virgin Mary to put a stop to the relentless floods hitting the area. It would certainly bring you a great sense of gratification after reaching the top.

After a long day of visiting the attractions and doing some sightseeing, point your direction to the different museums around the city.

Montreal skyline, Canada

First stop is the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, which is the largest in Montréal. Masterpieces from great artists like Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt, Paul Kane, Marc-Aurele Fortin, including works of a few artisans are put on display for the public. The museum also exhibits graphic arts like drawings and photographs to depict the development of mankind in continental Europe and North America.

McCord Museum on the other hand focuses on promoting the culture, heritage, and development of Canada including the lifestyle of the Inuit people. A collection of decorative arts, paintings, printed materials, accessories, ceramics, and more are shown to the public for the purpose of bridging the past and the present.

It’s not just art museums that are located in Montréal, they also have the Montréal Biodome and the Montréal Botanical Garden. The Montréal Biodome is an enclosed facility divided to several manmade ecosystems. Different species of animals are raised here in captivity and are also put on display for the public. Meanwhile, the Montréal Botanical Garden is a museum of amazing topiaries and flowers. They also have a greenhouse filled with plants, flowers, and butterflies.
Take a break and indulge in one of these amazing restaurants. Here’s the FlightHub guide to top picks for places to eat.

Le Leman serves dishes stamped with Swiss culinary tradition. Their cheese fondue has been a local favorite for years. For the main course, we recommend the Salmon Tartare or Calf’s liver served with kressi, mashed potato, green beans and onion sauce. After that, order one of their scrumptious Kirsch Cream or Pineapple Carpaccio.

If you’re craving for French cuisine, seek satisfaction at the Duo.D Bistro. Their menu is consists of French dishes that include French soup, snails in garlic, and smoked salmon house. If you want something heavier, order for a single serving of their black angus fried steak or tenderloin veal. Wash it down with fine crisp wine.

Last but certainly not the least, we encourage travelers to indulge into the Japanese cuisine provided by Saiken Sushi. Sushi, sashimi, udon noodles, maki rolls, and dumplings are paired perfectly with their saké or sapporo.

Did you notice something about these great restaurants? The diversity of cultures in Montréal is truly evident within these restaurants.

FlightHub also provides deals for hotel reservations in Montréal. We recommend to our travelers the homey comforts provided by the Hotel 10 in Sherbrooke Ouest, or maybe in the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Rene Levesque Blvd.

This travel article is brought to you by FlightHub. We provide international and domestic flights for travelers hoping to see the great city of Montréal. Our team promises to provide efficient services and present the cheapest price rates possible. Au revoir!

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